The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.
What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.
You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.
I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: The last few years have seen significant increases in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be as follows: $60 for one bird, $70 for two birds, $90 for 3 or 4 birds, $135 for 5 or 6 birds, and $150 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the major jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box, and shipping on American Giant Homers (when available) will incur a 50% surcharge due to the additional weight of the much larger birds.
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Here is a late hatch 2017 dark check cock no. 6539 that is wearing a 2016 band. Needless to say, he is unflown, but he is loaded with the genes of "Heisenberg", a big Janssen cock that was by far my best flyer since 2000. 6539 is out of a brother x sister mating, so the inbreeding becomes apparent in the fact that he is a relatively small cock. However, both parents are normal size. Full Pedigree. Price reduced: $50
2013 black cock bred by my friend Bob Metcalf who has retired from flying. This is a medium-sized cock that is out of a large Houben cross cock that flew extremely well for Bob, winning a race and two other diplomas at the club level. I am keeping the sire for breeding, even though he is a 2008. There is no pedigree available on this pigeon. Price: $50
|3.||Sale PendingSmokey 2014 black cock bred by Tim Ross. He might be a poor color for a black, but he is a very nice pigeon otherwise - and he has what many of you want: the capacity to raise recessive yellow daughters. When mated to a recessive red hen, half his daughters will be either recessive red or yellow, and half his sons will be recessive red. I have him mated to a recessive red "Hollywood" hen and have raised two yellows, two blacks, a blue bar, and two recessive reds. Tilson and Baldwin on sire's side. Fully pedigreed. Priced at less than I paid for him. Why? Because I needed him for the dilute gene that her carries and I no longer need it because I have two of his daughters. Price: $50 - Sale Pending (DP)|
|4.||May hatch blue check cock no. 8332 that carries both cherry (red phase recessive opal) and brown. There is also a 50% chance he carries barless as well, since his mother carries it. Sire is a cherry cock that is down from my recessive opal family of flyers and a brown bar hen that goes back to "The Iceman", a barless ash red cock who was a 300-mile winner and is one of the foundation cocks of my barless family. Pedigree includes 6 of the 8 great-grandparents. Price: $50|
Sale Pending2014 pied Andalusian cock no. 4083, bred and flown by Bob Metcalf prior to his retirement from the sport. 4083 is a slightly smaller than average cockbird that handles very well and possesses much of what I would look for in a great flyer: tight feathers, solid but buoyant feel in your hand, and that proud, alert attitude seen in so many great flyers. He definitely belongs in someone's breeding loft. No pedigree, but just a great pigeon. Price: $50 - Sale Pending (DP)
|6.||2016 white cock no. 6527 bred from flying stock that was basically Delbar plus a few other white families. He was one of my breeding cocks this year but is now available due to the fact that I purchased some additional Delbars and Belgian Whites that are down from long-distance families. He is a strong, robust, and aggressive pigeon and he passes those same characteristics on to his offspring. No pedigree available. Price: $50|
|7.||June hatch almond cock no. 8348. My almonds fly for me and are not bred simply for color. I currently have 5 almonds on my race team for 2019. Obviously they have survived at least one young bird season and some of the older ones are still flying, although some have been pulled from the team to use for breeding. Like this pigeon, his parents were both late hatches and I was unable to fly them, but he has a brother currently on my race team. Sire is an almond grandson of "Heisenberg", my best flyer so far this century, and an almond hen that flew several races out to 255 miles prior to being pulled for stock. Dam is a full sister to a race winner and two other diploma winners as well. She is out of a full brother to an AU Elite Champion mated to a hen from Grayfox & Harms Loft who is a granddaughter of "The Cowboy", the only dominant opal AU AU Elite Champion in the entire country. Full pedigree. Price: $100||<|
|8.||August hatch blue bar no. 8340. This is a large pigeon (like his sire) and appears to be a cock but sex is not guaranteed. He is a half-brothr to a race winner. This pigeon is out of a pair of birds I purchased a few years ago from Rocking G Lofts (Zach Garfield). Sire is down on both sides from the "Garfield Hit Pair", a pair of foundation breeders that were responsible for several winners for Rocking G Loft, including $13000 in the 2006 Highlander One Loft Race. The "Garfield Hit Pair" are responsible for over $50,000 worth of money winners in one loft races over the years. Also in the pedigree you will find mention of "Sure Bet", "Black Widow", and the "Last Chance Hen". Price: $50 (For a limited time only, this bird's parents can be purchased for $300. Contact us for full information.)|
|9.||May hatch blue check cock no. 8476, carries brown. Sire is dark check brown and a direct son of a barless khaki, therefore also a carrier of the gene for barless. Sire is also a great-grandson of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner. Dam is out of "The Y2K Cock", a bird that is very heavy in the blood of so many of the Ganus greats and is one of my best breeding cocks. Price: $50|
|10.||Sale PendingAugust hatch blue bar hen, no. 8577. Sire was bred by Ron Deisher out of a "Creator" cock and a "Creator" hen out of a pair of Ganus birds. Sire is half brother to a bird than won 1st vs 103 birds and 9 lofts in the SKY club of the CJC, also placing 10th combine vs 2304 birds and 167 loft at 200 miles. Dam is a reduced hen bred by me, who is a granddaughter of "Heisenberg" a Janssen cock that was my best flyer since 2000 prior to being taken out by a hawk. Sex is guaranteed .Price reduced: $25 - Sale Pending (DP)|
|11.||June hatch recessive red no. 8305. Appears to be a hen.. Sire is a Hollywood recessive red out of "Red Baron" and "Holly", that are both off birds directly down from "Hollywood" himself. Dam is a dominant opal/andalusian blue that is a granddaughter of the mother of three outstanding racers, including a race winner and multiple diploma winner. Based on the light color of this pigeon I would guess that she is also opal. This is a large pigeon carrying the genes of several proven families. Full pedigree. Price: $75|
2017 red pied HVR cock no. 7002. This is a Huysken/VanRiel that flew 100, 100, and 130 as a young bird. He was removed from the team as a yearling after he was followed through the sputnik by a hawk and refused to enter the sputnik again, always requiring me to to let him in an open door. His nestmate is a multiple diploma winner, including a win at 250 miles. He is a grandson of a cock I purchased on iPigeon from Kripple Kreek Loft (Kirby Harrold), that is a double grandson of "Cinnamon", one of Lou Coletta's truly outstanding breeders. Dam is a out of a Gary Bosong (Lighthouse Loft) HVR mated to a son of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner. This bird also carries the genes for dilute (His dam is a yellow bar) and for barless. Price: $100
|13.||2017 yellow bar cock no. 7176. This is a nice strong yearling cock that not only looks good but feels great! Sire is out of a "chrome" (ash yellow barless) cock that was flown as a YB and a yellow bar hen that is approximately 3/4 Blue Miracle Janssen. The sire flew twice to 130 miles and scored a 7th place vs 6 lofts and 159 birds on a race that turned out to be a major smash with only 26 birds ever returning, and he was then stocked. The dam of 7176 is a yellow bar hen that goes back to my recessive opal family that has produced several good flyers for me, including "Snake River", a 200-mile winner. 7176 might carry barless but after breeding from him for a season he has produced no barless youngsters. Price reduced: $75|
|14.||Great handling, solid, strong, powerful smokey blue check ("slate") cock no. 8311, out of one of my top breeding pairs. He is a May 2018 hatch, completely moulted and ready to mate. His dam is a dominant opal and she was purchased from Doug Harms via iPigeon. She has raised a race winner and multiple diploma winner as well as two other diploma winners. She is a granddaughter of "The Cowboy", the only dominant opal AU Elite Champion in the US. 8311's sire was purchased from John Beeson (Perfection Loft) in Kansas, and is a full brother to an AU Elite Champion. This should be a great breeding cock for anyone wanting to jump start their stable of breeders. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $75|
|15.||Absolutely gorgeous May hatch indigo cock no. 8549, carries recessive red. Sire is recessive red inbred on the "Hollywood" line, being a son of "Red Baron" and "Holly", both bred by Ron Deisher. 8549's dam is an Andalusian blue whose sire is an almond grandson of "Heisenberg", my best flyer so far this century, and an almond hen that flew several races out to 255 miles prior to being pulled for stock and whose dam, 6464, is a full sister to a race winner and two other diploma winners as well. "6464" is out of a full brother to an AU Elite Champion mated to a hen from Grayfox & Harms Loft who is a granddaughter of "The Cowboy", the only dominant opal AU Elite Champion in the entire country. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $75|
|16.||April hatch almond cock no. 8570 from the YB team. He was trained all season with the young bird team and was out 50 miles several times. Just prior to the first race I noticed that he was drooping his right eyelid and his eye was slightly watery so I treated it with aureomycin ointment. Once the eye was back to normal I took a good look at it and he had lost his vision in that eye, so I immediately removed him from the team. So if you want to name him, just call him the "One-eyed Jack". His sire is an almond that is over 50% HVR, and he flew 5 races out to 180 miles and was in the top 10% on one of them prior to being stocked. Dam is a very nice blue check, Hofkens/Grondeler/VanLoon, that flew out to 300 miles as a young bird and is out of a 600-mile hen. Dam was bred and flown by Steve Jenkins (Dixie-Buckeye) when he lived in Virginia. Two brothers are still on my YB team and a 4th was sent to the MVS auction race. Normally I would ask $150 for such a pigeon, but am offering him at a lower price due to his injury. Fully pedigreed. Price reduced: $50|
|17.||2012 Andalusian cock no. 2131. This pigeon was bred by my friend Bob Metcalf, who recently retired from the pigeon hobby. 2131 is off Bob's flying team, and he possesses many things I would look for in a great flyer: soft, smooth feather,, solid but buoyant feel in your hand, and that proud attitude that says "Bring it on!" He definitely belongs in someone's breeding loft. No pedigree. Price: $50|
|18.||2013 blue check splash cock. This pigeon was bred by my friend Bob Metcalf, who recently retired from the pigeon hobby. 3384 is off Bob's flying team, and he possesses everything I would look for in a great flyer: one pin tail, solid but buoyant feel in your hand, and that proud attitude that says "Bring it on!" He definitely belongs in someone's breeding loft. No pedigree. Price reduced: $25|
|19.||Sale PendingJuly hatch ash red T-pattern (some call it "brick red") HVR no. 8186. It appears to be a hen but sex is not guaranteed. An older sister was sold on this site earlier this year. An older brother is a race winner and multiple diploma winner. Another brother and a sister will be in the breeding loft for 2019. Sire is a son of an indigo cock from Kripple Kreek Loft and is a double grandson of "Cinnamon". Dam, who carries the gene for barless, is a yellow bar granddaughter of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner and the foundation cock of my "Golden Thunderbird" family. Full pedigree. Price: $50 - Sale Pending (DP)|
SOLD 2013 Janssen hen no. 46506, the last daughter of "Heisenberg". Heisenberg flew a total of 24 races during his first six years with the following results: 5th at 200 miles as a YB and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th from 130 miles as an OB. 1st to loft on 1st four races of 2007, winning the 4th from 130 miles. 1st @ 160 in 2009; retired to stock in 2010. At that time HE HAD BEEN 1ST TO LOFT IN 10 OF HIS 24 RACES. When he stopped breeding at age 12 he was allowed to fly free with the OB flying team and succumbed shortly thereafter, victim of a hawk attack. The dam of this hen is 9165, a silver Janssen bred by Larry Davis, a top flyer in his club and combine in Michigan. 9165 is still breeding for me and she is the daughter of an AU Registered Champion. 46506 is an October hatch and therefore was never flown. If you like your breeding hens big, this is the girl for you. She is huge! It seems that Heisenberg excelled in raising very large daughters. We will again be breeding from six pairs of children and grandchildren of Heisenberg for 2019. Price: $150 - Sold (PH)
|21.||May hatch blue check hen no. 8379. I cannot guarantee sex 100%, but I am about 95% sure it's a hen. AU Registered Champions on both sides of the pedigree. Sire's side is mostly Janssen, dam's side Ganus Janssen and Flor Engels. This is a medium size pigeon that fits in the hand really nicely; she just feels like she would have been a great flyer. Actually she would have been on my YB team for sure had she hatched a month earlier, and still would have made it if my YB loft had not already been full. Full pedigree. Price: $50|
Reduced blue check cock!
"He" may be gone, but now we are offerring his brother. Reduced blue cock in checkered pattern. AU 2018 WCOF 8325. This is a fairly large pigeon, but slightly smaller than his brother. Hatched on May 18, 2018, he is sexually mature and ready to mate. Both parents are reduced. His father is aproximately three quarters Janssen from my "Heisenberg" family and 1/4 Flor Engels from Perfection Loft in Kansas. Dam is also primarily Janssen and is a granddaughter of an AU Champion. Price is firm at $250
|23.||September hatch red grizzle cock no. 8245 (sex guaranteed), bred from my flying team. Sire is a race winner and also won 2nd and 3rd on two other races, all as a yearling after flying just a single 100 as a young bird. Dam is 3/4 Delbar and 1/4 Dworek, both sides down from successful long-distance pigeons. Full pedigree. Price: $75|
|24.||September hatch "near white", no. 8244, appears to be a hen, and I am pretty confident that it is. Sire is a race winner and also won 2nd and 3rd on two other races, all as a yearling after flying just a single 100 as a young bird. Dam is 3/4 Delbar and 1/4 Dworek, both sides down from successful long-distance pigeons. This is the nestmate of lot 23 above. Full pedigree. Price: $50|
|25.||March 2018 hatch blue check cock no. 8442, bred from my flyers. This bird was sent to the Ohio Classic Race (OCR) in early May. Unfortunately the handler became ill and was unable to train past 25 miles, so the bird never got to the race. He was returned to me in November. I was planning to breed from him, but I finally decided I just didn't have the room to keep another pair, so here he is. He is half Wegge. His father flew 9 races out to 300 miles, including a 3rd place win from 180 miles. Dam has flown 6 races out to 300 miles. Sire is pure Wegge out of a pair of birds from Steve Jenkins ("Dixie-Buckeye"), and dam is out of a cock from Zack Garfield that is down from the "Garfield Hit Pair", mated to a hen from Ron Deisher whose pedigree includes names like "Rocket", "Creator" and "Sure Bet". 8442 fits perfectly in your hand and has that buoyant feel we all look for in a good flyer, along with the "one-pin" tail you hear so much about. Price: $50|
|26.||August hatch ash red bar cock no. 8163, This pigeon was bred from my flying team, and he carries the gene for barless! His dam is a blue barless that flew 100 miles as a young bird but was unflown as a yearling. "Not that impressive," you may say. However, his sire is another story completely. The sire, 7003, is Huysken/VanRiel and has flown 6 races out to 250 miles. He has a 1st place at 250 and also boasts a top 10% placing at 100 miles. 7003 also carries the gene for dilute, so there is a 50% chance this great-looking young cock will also carry it. Price: $75|
|27.||April 2018 hatch blue bar cock no. 8513. This is an impressive pigeon. This one carries the gene for milky, but he is bred for flying, not just for color. I raised four young from a milky cock mated to a very well bred blue bar hen, but all four were cocks, so I have a couple of his brothers available as well. Sire is down from a pair of Gaby's from CBS, but I don't know how far back. Dam was bred by the Garfield Brothers (Zack Garfield's sons) and is down from the two best lines in the Garfield loft: The Garfield Hit Pair and their outstanding grizzle family. Full pedigree on dam's side; limited pedigree on sire's side. Price: $50|
August hatch blue bar no. 3536. I am pretty confident this is a cock, but not 100% certain. He is the nestmate of lot no. 8 above. I thought I had discarded this round of eggs, but I found the twoof them in the nest about 12 days old. I managed to get a band on one of them, but not this one, so he is wearing a slightly larger NPA Dragoon-size band. He is a half-brother to a race winner and is out of a pair of birds I purchased a few years ago from Rocking G Lofts (Zach Garfield). Sire is down on both sides from the "Garfield Hit Pair", a pair of foundation breeders that were responsible for several winners for Rocking G, including $13000 in the 2006 Highlander One Loft Race. The "Garfield Hit Pair" are responsible for over $50,000 worth of money winners in one loft races over the years. Also in the pedigree you will find mention of "Sure Bet", "Black Widow", and the "Last Chance Hen". Price: $50 (For a limited time only, this bird's parents can be purchased for $300. Contact us for full information.)
Dragoons and Giant Homers
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|0.||Dragoons and American Giant Homers occasionally for sale. When they are available they will be listed in this section. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WILL BE NO DRAGOONS AVAILABLE PRIOR TO THE SPRING OF 2019 WHEN I PAIR UP MY BREEDERS.|
|1.||American Giant Homers: We keep a very limited number of Giant Homers and for that reason we have very few birds to offer for sale. At this time we have three extra cocks available. They are a 2014 faded blue(proven breeder), a 2018 red check that placed 3rd in his class at the National Young Bird Show, and a 2018 ash red bar. Contact us for details. Prices are $25 each, plus shipping.||